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    i have a master system that wont pick up carts, it powers up and i can get to the built in snail maze without a problem but whenever i try to play a cartridge it wont read it, any clue what the problem might be?

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    Are the cartridge(s) dirty?

    I know that if I try to play with a dirty cartridge, the SMS won't "read" it, and instead it'll boot to the Enjoy/Hang-On screen. I would recommend cleaning the cart connectors with rubbing alcohol, and then trying again.
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    the cartridges are %100 clean, they play perfectly fine on my master gear and on my friends sms

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    Take a credit card (Or any plastic card) and wrap it in one layer of kitchen paper. (Too thick and it won't fit in the slot) Put some alcohol on it, then slide it up and down in the cartridge slot. Going sideways will damage the pins. If that doesn't work, try bending the pins back into place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fibblewith
    Take a credit card (Or any plastic card) and wrap it in one layer of kitchen paper. (Too thick and it won't fit in the slot) Put some alcohol on it, then slide it up and down in the cartridge slot. Going sideways will damage the pins. If that doesn't work, try bending the pins back into place.
    Just want to say THANK YOU for emphasizing this...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fibblewith
    Going sideways will damage the pins.
    ...dunno how many systems (especially NES's) I've come across with botched cleaning jobs because the pins caught a cleaning surface and were bent and twisted. A VERY thin rag wrapped around a VERY thin paint scraper works well too - as does a NEW toothbrush.

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